Referee Luis Godinho under fire for giving Harry Kane yellow card: Referee Luis Godinho has drawn criticism for sending England captain Harry Kane a yellow card during The Three Lions’ victory over Malta on Friday in their Euro 2024 qualifying match. enoughinfo
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Referee Luis Godinho under fire for giving Harry Kane yellow card
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The verdict left the Bayern Munich striker perplexed as VAR failed to reverse the on-field ruling.
According to reports, Jermaine Defoe, a striker for Tottenham Hotspur, discussed the incident on Channel 4 and claimed that the referee erred in assigning Kane a yellow card.
“When I first saw it, I thought it was a penalty and when you slow it down you see the contact.
“Harry’s very clever in that he sticks his left leg out a little bit to make the contact but I don’t think it’s a yellow card,” Defoe said.
Joe Cole, a Chelsea player, concurred with Defoe and added, “Harry’s bought it.” The goalie has emerged after creating a mess.
“What Harry’s done is go, ‘go on, go on, hit me – contact, I’m going down’. In the rules of the game it is a penalty. I think the referee is rash, he got that one wrong.”
Also, former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott said: “I definitely don’t think it’s a yellow but if he gives a pen I am not debating.”